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AG wins restitution for couples stiffed by wedding venue

Oct. 17, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Attorney General's Office says the owner of a now-closed wedding venue must pay over $27,000 in restitution to nine couples who had their weddings canceled or didn't receive promised services. The attorney general's office sued last year to hold Gabriella Farm owner...

Biden: Syria withdrawal proves Trump is a 'complete failure'

Oct. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Seeking to leverage his experience in foreign policy, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria as the latest proof that the president is a "complete failure" who is gutting American credibility around...

Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in June convicted him and Katherine...

Wichita lawyer sentenced in embezzlement case

Oct. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 69-year-old former Wichita attorney who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients has been sentenced to three years in prison. Christopher O'Brien was sentenced Tuesday and was also ordered to pay $603,000 in restitution. O'Brien pleaded guilty in March to embezzling. Roger...

Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

Oct. 16, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. "It's kind of scary in the sense that we're getting to the holiday season," says Joseph Kakos, owner of Kakos Fine Wine & Spirits in...

Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage

Oct. 16, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care memo to Democrats: There's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an approach similar to the plan from former Vice President Joe Bide n can deliver about the same level of coverage as the government-run "Medicare for All" plan from...

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

Oct. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation in North America or Europe for travelers who are...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Congress shouldn't be distracted by the impeachment hearings The Post-Journal Oct. 14 Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status...

Ex-Phoenix tax preparer fined, on probation for fake returns

Oct. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former tax preparer in Phoenix has been fined $11,000 and sentenced to three years of probation for preparing false income tax returns. State prosecutors say seven taxpayers were unaware that tax preparer Karen Hernandez had included false information on their returns. The Arizona...